Every member of the community is expected to exhibit integrity, civility and respect for the rights, feelings, and opinions of others. Any student whose behavior jeopardizes the health, welfare or safety of any individual at the School, or the reputation of the School, will be subject to immediate disciplinary action, which may include expulsion.
The School reserves the unconditional right, determined in its sole judgment, to suspend or dismiss any student whose progress is unsatisfactory or whose deportment is contrary to the best interests of the student, other students, or the School itself or whose tuition and fees are not paid as scheduled. The School further reserves the unconditional right to require the withdrawal of any student from the School when, in the opinion of the Head, such action would be in the best interest of the student, other students, or the School itself.
There are two main areas in which Academies’ students are held accountable: academic and community. Academic expectations for all students are those behaviors and responsibilities that support the success of the individual student, as well as the entire community. These include being on time, being prepared, working hard, and being honest. Similarly, community expectations are those behaviors and responsibilities that support the Academies community and the individuals within that community. Successful community behaviors are succinctly stated as adhering to the Honor Code and the Dress Code.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion on the bus. They may not leave their seats while the bus is moving, nor act in a boisterous or unacceptable fashion. Bus drivers will report any misconduct to the Division Directors in writing. This may result in the student being suspended from riding the bus for one week. After three misconduct reports, a student will lose all bus privileges, which is in accordance with regulations of most school districts.
Students are expected to arrive on time for all school obligations and in class with all materials and assignments in hand. A student arriving late for class will not be admitted without a pass from his/her previous class. If a student is disruptive or inattentive during middle or lower school , he/or she will be sent to the Lower and Middle School Director. If an upper school student is disruptive or inattentive during class, he or she will be sent to the Dean of Students. where he/or she will remain for the remainder of the period. Any student removed from class by the teacher due to inappropriate behavior is subject to receive one day of in-school suspension to be served the next day. In-school suspension renders a student ineligible for all after-school activities, including games, drama productions, etc. on the day of the suspension.
Cell Phone Policy
Lower School students are not allowed to bring any cell phone to school.
Middle School students can bring cell phones to school but they are not allowed out during the academic school day.
The School recognizes that Upper School students can be using cell phones for legitimate academic purposes (i.e. checking schedules, homework, use of some apps, etc.). Phone calls and texting are not permitted in the academic buildings during the school day. When not in class students may step out of the building to make a call/text. At no time during the academic day should a student be using social media via their cell phone for anything but Academies business this includes but is not limited to: Facebook, Instagram. Twitter, Vine, Snapchat, etc. Students who are found using a cell phone improperly in the building may have it confiscated for the day. Faculty members can establish the cell phone policy for their individual classrooms.
Students are required to wear the uniform as specified by the school (The Albany Academy or Albany Academy for Girls) and Division (Lower, Middle or Upper) in which they are enrolled and as described on The Albany Academies website
. On “out of uniform” days students are expected to dress appropriately and in a way that is respectful to self and community.
Food and Beverage
Food and beverages may be consumed in the Buttery, Cafeteria or in the Field House. Food and beverages are not permitted in the academic building outside of the Buttery or Cafeteria unless a teacher or administrator has given permission. Food and beverages should not be consumed in the halls at any time.